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We've all had issues with our electronics. They start glitching, will not start, and cause a level of frustration like the long bathroom line during Comic-Con. So, what is the best thing to do with your failing personal device? Your first thought shouldn't be to throw out and replace the device, as you will most likely end up spending money that you didn't need to. The best option is almost always to REPAIR your computer, cell phone, stereo, or any other electronic devices you may ha...
I don't know if you've been watching the tech news space recently, but if you have, you've probably at least seen mention of the fact that Facebook apparently stored some user's passwords in plaintext. Plaintext, of course, means that it was done with absolutely no encryption or hashing, so if someone had access to those password stores, they would have the password without any additional computation needed. And while Facebook is not outright stating the number of affected users,...
Almost a year and a half ago, I wrote a blog post about why you might to choose our in-house CMS Arrow over the more well-known option WordPress. A lot has changed in that time, both for Arrow and WordPress.
A Difference in Design and Goals
Let's talk about some changes WordPress has been pursuing first. Late last year, WordPress made the big push into version 5, after four years of support for version 4. The largest and the most controversial change being the move towards a new websit...
GDC2019 and Google Stadia
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is about to wrap up this week, but we absolutely need to talk about what is arguably the biggest announcement at the conference—Google Stadia. Google announced this new project on Tuesday, March 19th and it has already taken the internet by storm. Basically, everyone has an opinion on the service, the way it's being implemented, or the surrounding industries and how they'll be affected. And, due to being part of &quo...
It was time to upgrade . . .
I recently started playing the new Resident Evil 2 remake (RE:2), as I'm sure many of you out there have. With the proper hardware, this game looks amazing! Having a good graphics processing unit (GPU), also known as a graphics card, is almost a requirement to get the full experience out of this game. The GPU I had when I got the game was an NVIDIA GT 740 4GB (GDDR5).
This card came out in mid-2014, and I got mine almost a year later. This ca...
Take a moment and think back to a time where you visited a website, any website, and you thought to yourself, "This particular feature of this website is really slick! I love the way it does the thing it does!" Well, maybe not exactly like that, but you get the picture. That feature we hypothetically thought of, however, is probably in some way the work of JavaScript.
So, What IS JavaScript?
JavaScript is a high-level interpreted programming language that is one of the three core...
We all have problems with electronics, especially with our computers. It is extremely frustrating when the devices we rely on do not work. It's okay . . . there are places to go to get them fixed or to buy a used or new one. The most common problems are still worth taking the time to repair. Buying a new device does not mean that it will be free of any issues. All devices, new and used, are still susceptible to common problems. This post is about the 5 most common computer pro...
Oh man, Wordpress 5 is a thing now, and has been for a while now (since December 6th, for those keeping count at home), but have you updated to it? The tone of a lot of these security updates might make you think I'm joking, but I'm not. Last month, we had several clients on our server who had to contact us because their sites had been completely compromised, and in every instance, the dashboard looked something like this when we logged in to start the cleanup process.
Well, that may ...
Composition is one of the most important aspects of visual art, and it is one of the easiest for beginners to overlook. Have you ever seen someone doing that thing where they frame a shot using their hands? It may look silly, but what they're doing is an important aspect of creating a compelling story. The framing of a shot has a subconscious effect on the audience and can be used to elicit a specific response.
The Rule of Thirds
One of the key aspects of framing is the "Rule of T...
Minecraft, while it was formally released in 2012, has been in active development for ten years: from its original inception as a single programmer's attempt to mimic and expand on the gameplay of the older and less successful Infiniminer, to a global platform that is used for entertainment and education.
Why should I worry, why should I care?
At this point, Minecraft is on everything. If your device doesn't have the grunt to run the Java edition, there is probably a platform-speci...

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